Kilham woman’s drink-drive ban

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A Kilham woman will struggle to get to work after losing her licence for drink-driving, a court was told.

Donna Jonathon, 51, of West End , was caught driving while over the limit on Church Street in the village, on October 16.

East Riding Magistrates’ Court heard that the amount of alcohol in her urine was 121mg per 100ml, the legal limit being 107mg.

She was banned from driving for 12 months, however she was offered a drink-drivers’ rehabilitation course, which if completed, will reduce her ban by a quarter.

Defending, Emma Appleton said that, without her licence, Jonathon would face “extreme difficulty” in getting to her place of work, a factory in Carnaby, where she earns £270 per week.

District Judge Frederick Rutherford noted the offence was completely out of character and said it was a “miscalculation.”

He added: “Nevertheless, the circumstances will have a great effect on your life.”

Jonathan was also fined £270 and must pay £85 costs and a £27 victim surcharge.